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Paying for Care

Health care costs are a significant area of concern for everyone from patients to policymakers. Health services research evidence looks at different ways to address cost growth, encourage efficiency and quality, and provide for care via insurance, Medicare and Medicaid so that people receive the best care at the best value.

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The Better Care Plan: Continuous Improvement, Lower Total Cost, Enhanced Patient Safety and Patient Outcomes

AcademyHealth members offer recommendations for the United States health care system to accelerate its efforts to provide better, more affordable care by changing how it pays for care; how it delivers care; and how it reports on the safety and quality of the care provided.
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AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Data Learning Network (MDLN) Research Faculty Explore Promises and Challenges of Medicaid Research Using T-MSIS Analytic Files (TAF) in New Blog from The Commonwealth Fund

The lack of high quality, accessible national claims data has long been a roadblock to robust Medicaid research and subsequent evidence-based policymaking in the United States. While the release of TAF marked a significant improvement, research faculty with AcademyHealth’s Medicaid Data Learning Network (MDLN) outline important steps that state and federal policy makers can take to improve data quality, accessibility, and usability.
Posted Jul 25, 2023 By Zoe D’Angelo
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Study Tour Reflections from Dave Chokshi and Aaron Carroll in JAMA Health Forum and The New York Times: Moving Beyond the Health Insurance Debates

In a two-part essay for JAMA Health Forum and a NY Times column, Dave Chokshi and Aaron Carroll respectively share insights from the 2023 AcademyHealth/Commonwealth Fund study tour to New Zealand, Australia, and Singapore that should be instructive for the U.S. health care and policy community.
Posted Jul 10, 2023 By Danielle DeCosta, M.P.H.
Blog Post       Singapore’s Health System: Familiar Challenges and Innovative Solutions in a Unique Context

Singapore’s Health System: Familiar Challenges and Innovative Solutions in a Unique Context

In this final installment of a 3-part series sharing takeaways from the 2023 AcademyHealth/Commonwealth Fund study tour, Michael Gluck and Danielle DeCosta reflect on the unique attributes of Singaporean society, the country’s rapid development, and the potential relevance of Singapore’s health care system for the United States.
Blog Post       Addressing Inequities in Affordability of Care to Promote a Culture of Health

Addressing Inequities in Affordability of Care to Promote a Culture of Health

Community organizations co-lead four new studies examining affordability of care for historically marginalized communities, awarded under the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems program, managed by AcademyHealth.
Posted May 15, 2023 By Danielle DeCosta, M.P.H.
Blog Post       Australia, Leading in Outcomes Thanks to Universal Health Care and Individual Innovation and Activism, Now Turns Attention to "Closing the Gap"

Australia, Leading in Outcomes Thanks to Universal Health Care and Individual Innovation and Activism, Now Turns Attention to "Closing the Gap"

AcademyHealth Senior Manager Danielle DeCosta highlights key takeaways from the AcademyHealth and Commonwealth Fund study tour, including ways the Australian health system has worked to address health inequalities and improve health outcomes.
Posted May 11, 2023 By Danielle DeCosta, M.P.H.
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Announcing the Best of 2023 Annual Research Meeting

AcademyHealth presents research nominated as the best abstract for each theme from the 2023 Call for Abstracts, exploring topics related to patient-centered research, mental health and substance use, women’s health, and more.
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Blog Post       Improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families: A “Blueprint for Change”

Improving the lives of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families: A “Blueprint for Change”

On June 1, 2022, the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) released their "Blueprint for Change," in a supplement to AAP’s journal Pediatrics, outlining a strategic plan for improving the lives of CYSHCN. Four critical areas drive the “Blueprint for Change”: health equity, family and child well-being and quality of life, access to services, and financing of services.
Posted Jun 27, 2022 By Jeff Schiff, M.D., M.B.A.